When the new Warden comes in disguised as an inmate, he sees first hand all the corruption and scams the guards and prison officials and running. When he reveals himself, and starts to implement reforms to stop the corruption, the local business community, who had been benefiting from the scams, fights back, and the corrupt southern prison system, starts making political trouble for the new warden. Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
One man against a cruel system.
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Did You Know?
This film's shooting schedule went over-time and consequently actor Robert Redford
had to start work on his directorial debut Ordinary People
(1980) with very little time at all between projects. See more
The movie is suppose to take place in Arkansas. However on the vehicles, you can clearly see the OHIO license plates displayed. The movie was filmed about 3 miles west of Juction City, Ohio. See more
Richard 'Dickie' Coombes
I don't get men like you, you're all dangerous men. You start wars and you let other people fight them, you come in and say 'do this, do that, think this way, walk this way', you put a sign in some fool's hand and say 'follow me around I've got the whole thing figured out, so you can change things for the better! Well that's a lot of bullshit! There's only one thing you do - that's get people killed!
References Escape from Alcatraz
Written by Otis Redding
Performed by Morgan Freeman
when he attacks another inmate See more